Which messages to feed to Bayes?

Peter Bonivart peter at UCGBOOK.COM
Thu Feb 26 22:08:53 GMT 2004

Michael St. Laurent wrote:
> Should we be feeding the Bayes engine in Spamassassin messages that it has
> recognized as spam?  The reason I am considering doing this is the thought
> that it would eventually increase the spam score on like emails until they
> break the high spam score level and get dropped instead of flagged.
> Comments?

If the score triggered the autolearn feature Bayes will not learn from
the same message again. Look in bayes_seen, it's full of message id:s.

So this feature already exists, just lower the threshold for autolearn
if you want to, the default is 12. Put "bayes_auto_learn_threshold_spam
8" or similar in spam.assassin.prefs.conf and it will do it for you.

/Peter Bonivart

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